Like any quality nursery all our Policies and Procedures are available to you. These can be found in the Parents Information Area just inside the entrance hall. Every parent gets a copy of the Parents Welcome Pack when they register. This contains many of the policies that you may come across regularly e.g. our sick child policy, drop off and collection policy.
Our policy and procedure information is vast, guaranteeing the safety, security and quality of care and learning of your child. We constantly review and update these policies in line with current guidelines from outside agencies. These updates are given to all staff to read and discuss as well as making parents aware of any changes.
We employ an outside agency who advices us on all aspects of our health and safety. They inspect us annually and issue a report of their findings. They keep us informed of any changes in legislations and new codes of conduct.
We also have inspections by local environmental health officers for both health and safety and food hygiene. These have always been passed with no problems and they have commented on our outstanding facilities.
Security is one of our highest priorities. We have an electric gate which is monitored by an intercom. The front door has a CCTV entry system. If anyone is not recognised they are denied entry until we have established who they are and whether they are allowed access.
Every child has a password set up by the parent/carer on registration. If someone new is to pick a child we ask that parents let us know, give a description of them and their car if they are driving and make sure that they have the password. If someone comes without the password or without parents letting us know that they are coming they will not be allowed to see the child until we have contacted the parent/ carer to confirm their identity.
Each room has CCTV cameras in it. This records the day’s activities for piece of mind of parents, children’s safety and staff protection.
All staff and students who work in the nursery on a regular basis undergo a Criminal Records Bureau Check. Until this comes through they are not allowed to work with children unsupervised.
Staff are selected using application forms and CV, a formal interview panel which includes an independent advisor and observation of the candidate working with children. Two written references are also taken.
There is a large car park at the front of nursery. This allows safe and easy drop offs and pick ups. Children are unable to get to the car park without adult supervision.
Early years funding or Early Years Education Grant is assistance towards the cost of nursery fees. Every three year old is eligible for this funding from the term after they reach three years old. The Government will pay for 2.5 hours of your child care per day. This means that your monthly fees could be reduced by up to £125.25 per month depending on the number of sessions taken per week.
We accept all types of work place vouchers. These schemes are run by your employer. This enables to buy vouchers towards childcare costs from your salary before tax. This means that you could save up to 11% in tax deductions.
Many families are eligible for some form of help towards childcare costs through the Tax Credits scheme. This could be up to 70% of your fees depending on family circumstances. We are able to offer advice on all aspects of tax credits.
For a list of our fees please call us on 01226 200696 or arrange a visit to see us.